A deactivated cyborg's revived, but can't remember anything of her past and goes on a quest to find out who she is.A deactivated cyborg's revived, but can't remember anything of her past and goes on a quest to find out who she is.A deactivated cyborg's revived, but can't remember anything of her past and goes on a quest to find out who she is.
How Rosa Salazar Brought 'Alita: Battle Angel' to Life
Many think the plot is bad, which I don't think is very accurate. I am currently reading the manga. The story is GREAT! Only they didn't take full advantage of this great story to build the characters, except Alita herself. The ultimate goal of story telling is building characters. And this movie brilliantly shaped Alita, and Alita only. Other supporting characters seem to have fewer background stories, which makes them less vivid. Like Grewishka (aka Makaku in the original manga), Hugo and his brother, they all have very intriguing life stories, but the movie did not tell us. Also, there are many other fascinating characters in the manga did not even appear in the movie, such as Jasugun the motorball champion, Alita's motorball team manager Ed and many others.
Also, the plot is jumping around a lot. If you read the manga, you'll notice the exact same style. But I still think they could've done better in the transition between scenes. After all this is a movie, not comics.
Besides this, I think "Alita: Battle Angel" is perfect. The CGI face is absolutely the peak of our tech. And the emotion brought by this tiny body was so exploding and touching. I, as a man, was moved by this empowered female character. She showed us how to find our true selves and how to stay pristine in the ugly world.
And to James, Robert, Rosa and everyone who were a part of this project, GREAT JOB GUYS!! PLEASE MAKE A SEQUEL ASAP!!
- Mar 7, 2019